HyperDic: instructive

English > 1 sense of the word instructive:
ADJECTIVEallinstructive, informativeserving to instruct or enlighten or inform
instructive > pronunciation
Soundsihnstrah'ktihv
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > instructive: 1 sense > adjective 1
MeaningServing to instruct or enlighten or inform.
Synonyminformative
Narrowerclarifying, elucidativeThat makes clear
demonstrative, illustrativeServing to demonstrate
didactic, didacticalinstructive (especially excessively)
doctrinairestubbornly insistent on theory without regard for practicality or suitability
educationalProviding knowledge
educativeResulting in education
explanatoryServing or intended to explain or make clear
expository, expositiveServing to expound or set forth
interpretative, interpretiveThat provides interpretation
ostensivemanifestly demonstrative
preachyInclined to or marked by tedious moralization
See alsoinformative, informatoryProviding or conveying information
OppositeuninstructiveFailing to instruct
Spanishinformativo, instructivo
Catalaninstructiu
Adverbsinstructivelyin an informative manner
Verbsinstructimpart skills or knowledge to

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